Blyvoor Mine

Blyvoor mine joins the Aurora strip club

The troubled mine has closed, leaving behind a toxic legacy that nobody is prepared to deal with as liquidators try to cover debts before restitution.

Savagery governs Wild West mine

A father despairs of ever finding his son’s killers as ruthless security guards continue to take the law – and lives – into their own hands.

Editorial: Police failings mock Constitution

A spate of murders, assaults, rapes and robberies at Blyvoor and in the surrounding communities has gone unprosecuted and unpunished.

Aurora meets Marikana at bloody Blyvoor

Illegal miners are reportedly being killed without consequence amid evidence of mine-stripping.

Wrangling leaves miners in limbo

Thousands of jobless Blyvoor miners struggling to make ends meet are desperate to get back to work

Gold mines now dust as jobs vanish

Gold’s decline has resulted in thousands of job losses and closed mines like Blyvoorzicht, which has left behind miners who can only cling to hope.

Defunct mine gets up Blyvooruitzicht’s nose

Blyvooruitzicht's residents have nowhere to turn while choking on dust from a slimes dam that belongs to the stricken gold mine.

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Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

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Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

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Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

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